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Volume 347 - Corfu Summer Institute 2018 "School and Workshops on Elementary Particle Physics and Gravity" (CORFU2018) - Session: Dualities and Generalized Geometries
String Theory and Nonrelativistic Gravity
E. Bergshoeff,* C. Simsek
*corresponding author
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Published on: 2019 September 19
We identify the proper geometry underlying non-relativistic string theory as 'String Newton-Cartan Gravity'. It has the distinguishing feature that one-dimensional foliation in Newton-Cartan geometry is replaced by a two-dimensional foliation on the target space. We discuss some basic properties of the string Newton-Cartan space-time, in particular it's behaviour under T-duality transformations. This leads to interesting non-relativistic conformal field theories at the boundary that have applications in condensed matter physics.
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